Marylebone Cricket Club v Middlesex Colts
Other matches in England 1879
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 8th, 9th May 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersMarylebone Cricket Club: 11; Middlesex Colts: 22
TossToss not known
ResultMarylebone Cricket Club won by 126 runs
UmpiresFH Farrands, RA Thoms
Close of play day 1

Marylebone Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Hillb Cole2      
EJC Studdc Gow b Palmer23      
AH Stratfordb Palmer1      
WN Hoodb J Walker20      
GF Vernonb Henery22      
GG Hearnenot out43      
AS Barnesb Henry0      
ARM Langhorneb Barber3      
A Shawc Gow b Barber0      
W Mycroftb Barber0      
+R Pillingc Vassila b J Walker3      
Extras(6 b, 3 w)9
Total(all out, 88 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-126 (88 ov)
Middlesex Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer21   ?372--
Cole10   ?71--
J Walker17   ?352--
Henery10   ?121--
Henry9   ?61--
Barber9   ?83--
Jordan8   ?50--
Wood4   ?70--

Middlesex Colts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Burtonb Shaw0      
+BJ Wilsonb Mycroft1      
J Batesb Shaw0      
A Coleb Shaw9      
PJT Heneryb Mycroft7      
HS Daveyb Mycroft2      
W Jordanc Pilling b Mycroft1      
M Randallb Mycroft7      
HB Gripperb Mycroft0      
A Walkerb Shaw0      
F Henryb Shaw1      
GR Woodb Mycroft0      
R Barberb Shaw0      
WHA Gowc Stratford b Shaw4      
GC Vassilab Shaw0      
J Walkerst Pilling b Mycroft3      
G Palmerc Vernon b Shaw9      
S Slatterc Stratford b Shaw5      
W Spillingnot out5      
E Almondb Shaw0      
W Wadsworthc and b Shaw3      
*PM Thorntonb Mycroft1      
Total(all out, 73.1 overs)58
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-?, 15-?, 16-?, 17-?, 18-?, 19-?, 20-?, 21-58 (73.1 ov)
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shaw37   ?3212--

Marylebone Cricket Club second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Hillb Palmer0      
EJC Studdst Wilson b Palmer17   1  
AH Stratfordc Barber b Burton56   2  
WN Hoodc J Walker b Barber13      
GF Vernonc Henry b Palmer7      
GG Hearneb Henry17      
AS Barnesb Barber0      
ARM Langhorneb Barber0      
A Shawnot out9      
W Mycroftb Barber0      
+R Pillingb Henry0      
Extras(4 w)4
Total(all out, 121 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-123 (121 ov)
Middlesex Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer18   ?233--
J Walker13   ?240--
Henry20   ?112--
Randall4   ?40--
Cole7   ?70--
Burton22   ?201--
Wood7   ?50--
Henery7   ?60--
Barber19   ?164--
Jordan4   ?30--

Middlesex Colts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Burtonc Hood b Hearne2      
+BJ Wilsonrun out0      
J Batesc Mycroft b Hearne3      
A Colec Vernon b Hearne7      
PJT Heneryb Hearne3      
HS Daveyc Vernon b Mycroft2      
W Jordanb Hearne5      
M Randallb Shaw0      
HB Gripperc Hood b Hearne5      
A Walkerb Shaw1      
F Henryb Hearne0      
GR Woodb Shaw0      
R Barberb Hearne15      
WHA Gowc Barnes b Shaw0      
GC Vassilab Shaw4      
J Walkerst Pilling b Hearne0      
G Palmerc and b Shaw4      
S Slatterb Shaw0      
W Spillingb Mycroft7      
E Almondb Hearne0      
W Wadsworthb Shaw5      
*PM Thorntonnot out0      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 51.2 overs)65
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-?, 15-?, 16-?, 17-?, 18-?, 19-?, 20-?, 21-65 (51.2 ov)
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hearne26   ?3010--
Mycroft15   ?172--

--> Bowling in the Middlesex Colts second innings adds 1 run over

Our thanks to Arthur Haygarth for collecting the information and to Roger Heavens for providing this scorecard which was first published in Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies Volume 16. Copies of the book can be obtained from . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
Source notes that Mr. A.H. Stratford hit one ball over the pavilion and then over the grandstand scoring for each stroke six. Mr. Studd also hit over the pavilion for six. Out of the 44 innings of the Colts only one double figure score was made. In another account Gripper is named Griffin whilst Walker is given out caught Pilling in both innings.
In another Middlesex Colts match from the same source Davey is called Devey.





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